Hollywood and the rest of the world has been thrown into mourning again as news of the death of Grease and Glee star Olivia Newton-John breaks.
Her husband John Easterling broke the news in a short statement. He revealed she had passed away at her California ranch earlier today.
“Olivia has been a symbol of triumphs and hope for over 30 years sharing her journey with breast cancer,” the statement said.
“We ask that everyone please respect the family’s privacy during this very difficult time.”
Olivia’s big break came in the 1978 musical Grease, where she played female lead Sandy alongside John Travolta. She was diagnosed with breast cancer int he early 1990s and has managed the disease for nearly 30 years, while leading the clamour for more leading research in the study of cancer.
May her soul rest in peace.